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Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart

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Compassion and support from 100 women "Women who miscarry must not and need not be left in emotional isolation. I am pleased that this timely and sensitive reflection on miscarriage is now available to grieving women and to those who are involved in their lives." ?from the Foreword by Richard F. Jones III, MD, FACOG President, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Based on the authors' own experiences as well as the shared experiences of women from across the country, Miscarriage: Women Sharing ...

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Overview

Compassion and support from 100 women "Women who miscarry must not and need not be left in emotional isolation. I am pleased that this timely and sensitive reflection on miscarriage is now available to grieving women and to those who are involved in their lives." —from the Foreword by Richard F. Jones III, MD, FACOG President, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Based on the authors' own experiences as well as the shared experiences of women from across the country, Miscarriage: Women Sharing From the Heart is more than a helpful resource. This candid and poignant book helps you understand and work through your deepest feelings and concerns and, most importantly, reassures you that you aren't alone. The authors offer:
* Support, empathy, and a clear path towards healing
* The personal stories of 100 women talking about their miscarriage experiences
* Interviews with fathers on how they have been affected
* Helpful advice for partners, family members, and health care professionals

Personal stories of 100 women talking about their exper- iences/advice for partners, family members, hlth care prof.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In contrast to the comprehensive psychological, medical, and social services approach presented to parents by Ingrid Kahn and Perry-Lynn Maffit's A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss ( LJ 1/93), this handbook by two bereaved mothers focuses on helping mothers to acknowledge and grieve the death of their unborn child. The authors share their intimate feelings and those of the 100 diverse women whom they interviewed about maternal love, loneliness, confusion, responses of their partners and doctors, and obstacles to grieving. Painfully moving anecdotes in the respondents' own words, combined with informed commentary, make this text a detailed and insightful guide to understanding just what a bereaved mother feels. Recommended.-- Kathryn Hammell Carpenter, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471548348
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/26/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 275,622
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

MARIE ALLEN, PhD, and SHELLY MARKS, MS, both of San Diego, California, are active volunteers in a support group for parents who have lost babies. They speak frequently on miscarriage and bereavement.

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Table of Contents

MISCARRIAGE.

A Beginning.

The Mother Who Has Miscarried.

Shelly's Story.

MATERNAL LOVE AND ATTACHMENT.

Our Pregnancies, Our Babies.

Julianna's Story.

ECHOES OF MOURNING.

A Death.

Grieving.

Jessi's Story.

The Hardest Part.

Insights and Reflections.

Leah's Story.

RELATIONSHIPS.

Our Partners.

Our Partners' Grief.

Our Living Children.

Our Family and Friends.

Professionals.

FACETS OF GRIEF.

Understanding Grief.

Respecting and Honoring Our Grief.

Emotional and Physical Dimensions.

Eve's Story.

Understanding Our Emotions.

BELIEFS THAT GET IN THE WAY.

Childhood Lessons.

Societal Myths.

Hannah's Story.

THE JOURNEY.

Passage Through Grief.

Elizabeth's Story.

UNFOLDING.

A Common Grief.

Marie's Story.

Opening to Life.

Gifts.

Appendices.

Glossary of Medical Terms.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2003

    This Book sets you free w/ stories from the heart

    This book really helped me to let my grief and sadness take its course. It let me know that I am not alone and that what was going on with my body both physically & mentally were normal and ok. Reminds you that you are not alone. A book for women and the people who love them. We are now ttc again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2002

    Comforting

    I found a lot of comfort in this book as it validates the feelings and reactions I am having. I found myself physically nodding as I read the book, agreeing with what I was reading. And the stories of other women who have lost a child through miscarriage, and especially the authors, really touched me. At times it even helped me cry when I had tears that needed to flow. I would highly recommend this book to any woman who has lost a child through miscarriage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2002

    Stories FOR the heart

    This book speaks the language of women who have lost a baby. I was given my copy by a friend after my second miscarriage in a row, and after her fifth. I ended up passing it to a friend who delivered a stillborn daughter. The validation it provides is life-saving and the anecdotes spoke for me to others who didn't understand what I was going through. A good book to have friends or family read so they understand the emotional pain of miscarriage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2001

    This book has been a lifesaver during my time of Loss

    This book spoke to me through the women's stories and validation of everything I am experiencing after losing my child. It let me know that the loss I felt and the changes in the way I view and deal with life are okay. I highly recommend it to any mother who loss a child due to miscarriage. I am so grateful to the author's who experienced miscarriages themselves for their help in my grieving process.

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